Republicans have publicly supported removing Confederate statues, but no final decision on removal has been made.
The same organization flew another Confederate banner reading “put back the monuments” over the home of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars during a game last month.
“As I said before, there is no place for hate in our city.” “My position on the monuments remains clear, I have provided the money for the removal and I have given the city council the authority to take action.”
When asked about last month’s incident and Kanye West’s message of support at another Jaguars game, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said individual actions don’t define cities.
“I worry when people in the media take victims that nobody cares about and try to elevate them and turn them into some kind of celebrity,” he said.
Jacksonville officials have repeatedly debated the removal of Confederate statues, with some local residents advocating their removal and others arguing for their preservation.